The FA Cup is regarded by all football fans as the best competition in the world. It is the one cup competition left that offers the opportunity to the little clubs to slay the giants. Manchester City v Newport County provides a classic underdogs facing an insurmountable challenge to overpower the champions. However, this is a match where dreams are possible.
London’s O2 arena is readying itself for the return of the UFC on the 16th March, 2019. One of the most successful shows on earth – no wonder considering how dull and superficial boxing has become – will bring the famous octagon to the heart of England’s capital city with blood, sweat, and definitely some tears. Whether you’re ringside or not, the event isn’t one you should miss.
Match day 26 will see an unusual 10 Premier League games played over 3 days. Early on Saturday the West London strugglers Fulham, play host to Manchester United, who are kicking off the weekend’s proceedings at Craven cottage. Wolves take on Newcastle at the Molineux Stadium in the heart of Wolverhampton, and will close out the marathon of 10 English Premier league games on Monday.
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Fielding almost full-strength teams in both the FA and League Cups seems to have affected Manchester City with a surprise loss to Newcastle United. Ultimately, this meant that Liverpool had the chance to make a healthy 7 point gap at the top but missed it against Leicester. Pep Guardiola is probably seeing red right now as his men failed him badly. Jurgen Klopp, on the other hand, is seeing the title move closer to Anfield.
The ICC One Day International Cricket format is an established 50 overs competition. Originally, the top 12 highest ranked countries would compete. However, between 2005 and 2007, an additional six teams were given temporary ODI status, and in 2017, it was reduced to four teams because Ireland and Afghanistan gained full ODI status.
The English Premier League is entering a fairly unpredictable phase now with most of the top clubs involved in the FA Cup and the Champions League. Right now, it’s looking like the top two spots are taken, but that can easily change because in football, anything can happen and usually does. However, the race is well and truly on for third and fourth places with four teams squaring up against one another.
Two Giants of the NFL clash in Atlanta, Georgia, to decide this year’s winners of the Super Bowl. Billed as the single most exciting and biggest sports event in the world, you can expect a lot more than fireworks. An estimated 120 million people will be watching the action unfold at the Mercedes Benz Stadium. This is definitely a sports fan’s dream. There’ll be unbelievable American football, fantastic music, and above all else, unparalleled excitement.
Interest in the race for the 2019 Premier League title received a much needed boost with Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Wolves last Monday night. However, with Liverpool still four points clear and in command, City need to catch the improving ‘Merseysiders’. The results in their remaining sixteen fixtures are critical and it’s too close to call. Liverpool are in action on Saturday against resurgent Crystal Palace at Anfield, which leaves City requiring nothing short of a victory away at Huddersfield on Sunday to have any chance of catching the league leaders.
Premier League action resumes this Saturday following last weekend’s FA Cup. The current top dogs, Liverpool and Manchester City, both look to have very winnable games ahead of them. A win over Brighton and Wolves respectively may not be as straightforward as it appears. Dropping points puts the chasing pack back into contention. Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and possibly even Manchester United will be eager to make up ground before the gap at the top widens any further.
The 3rd round of the Football Association Challenge Cup, or the FA cup as it’s known, begins on Friday 4th January 2019. Are we going to witness huge upsets or are the favourites going to out muscle their opponents?
The Premiership Rugby is action packed this festive period, starting this Friday all the way into the new year. Among the major games is the tie between Saracens and Exeter Rugby at Sunday Park. Bath Rugby will also be looking to improve their recent poor performances with a few matches, one of which features a meet with Leicester Tigers at the Recreation Ground. Finally, Wasps will try to overturn the tables on Northampton Saints after last meeting’s defeat.
The English Premier League action will be back this weekend after a midweek run of EFL matches. As the league enters match day 18, there is no doubt that each club will be striving to get maximum points ahead of the Christmas and New year period. There is a hectic schedule before the end of the year, and fatigue is expected to play a role among some of the players. This could result in some surprises in the next few matches.
The ‘Northwest Derby’ has always been a major scene of rivalry, and even more so since the Premiership was formed. It is a game that doesn’t need any additional hype, and past fixtures have contained enough action to get the blood pumping. Local derbies are often a heated and passionate affair, but in this case, Liverpool will be desperate to get back to the glory days of old. Having seen Manchester United dominate the Premier League era, Liverpool will see this game as a great chance to show how the pendulum has swung in their favour.
The Matchday 16 fixtures, played over 8-10 December throw up any number of intriguing encounters, with potentially big ramifications at either end of the table. Down in the basement, Southampton will be looking to kickstart their season under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl away at fellow strugglers Cardiff. High-flying Liverpool are away at Bournemouth who are, on the quiet, having an impressive season. But the most appealing fixture sees Pep Guardiola’s irresistible Manchester City travel to Maurizio Sarri’s obdurate Chelsea.
Crunch time may have come earlier than expected for some clubs in what is sure to be a winter wonderland of football during this festive period. Can anyone catch Man City? Are Swansea doomed? Is anyone positioned 12th and below safe from the dreaded drop? Just some of the questions that may well be answered in the four upcoming games in as little as 2 weeks at this traditionally testing time for clubs. Can the bookies add to the festive cheer helping to make Christmas Wishes come true?
The festive period of enthralling games is upon us, which fans will be able to keep hold of their Christmas Cheer as the side battles it out? Can the 8 point gap that the Chiefs have at the top be closed, whilst at the bottom will the 6 point gap between The Warriors & The Exiles be narrowed or widened?
With Horse Racing being one of the most popular sports to bet on in the world it comes as no surprise that betting on The King George VI Chase is amongst punters’ favourite Christmas activities along with tucking into a Christmas dinner that is! This year’s race is certain to be a cracker to sooth the Christmas Day hangover but which shining star will win? Will the odds at the top Turf Accountants be good enough to tempt you into continuing with the Christmas feast of sporting events, let us take a look.
After another mid-week full fixture list where the only constant was Man City’s winning ways where they recorded their 15th consecutive Premiership victory setting a new record across all divisions of English football. So is the race for the title over before Christmas as Martin Keown predicted all can Spurs give the chasers hope inflicting a first Premiership loss on the Cityzens this season? With the bottom 3 starting to acquire points there is very little breathing space for teams placed 11th downwards all adding for another dramatic weekend.